Each product promises a natural taste and with no artificial ingredients. Coke has taken a bit of criticism for using the common sweetener, aspartame, and is trying to redirect its efforts towards a different product which contains a naturally derived ingredient.
On a recent sleeting February evening, the Metropolitan Pavilion appeared to have been celebrating Mardi Gras a bit early this year by masquerading as 1OAK, boasting enormous lines and an aggressive front of house staff. Once you made your way passed the Bridge and Tunnel crowd, checked your coat behind the European crowd, grabbed a wine glass behind the snobby Manhattanites, and scooped up a Panini behind trendy hipsters in beanies, a delightful spread of Italian themed glory laid before you, ripe for the plucking.
Italian wine can be a secure go-to for wine drinkers both experienced and novice because of its accessibility and easy drinking quality. The old world qualities allow a variance in taste, but Italian wines generally pair well with food. A winemaker we spoke with at Slow Wine pointed out slyly that just because Barbera was common did not mean it had to be simple. He was right. Out of all the wines we tasted, it was the Barbera varietal that continually showed diversity and intrigue.
Winter is in full swing and the kitchen has become a warm and inviting place to start making your favorite dishes. Get culinarily-creative with an array of colorful vegetables and produce, for results that are both delicious and savory.
A seasonal favorite, which is abundant this time of year, is the squash. It’s a hearty and robust vegetable that stands up to any strong flavor and can be served as a side dish or enjoyed as a main course. There is a wide selection of squash varieties available today. To give you a glimpse into how to enjoy this vegetable, w have selected three seasonal favorites which are sure to please you and your guests.
Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, will feature a special menu for Valentine's Day inspired by Beyonce and her boo Jay-Z. The Carrol Gardens eatery put together appetizers, pastas, and a main course with punny names and related ingredients.
For example, the starter options include dishes like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, and watercress) and Oysters Rocafella. Items on the pasta menu are Jay-Ziti ("Carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, and sage pistu) and Halo (angel hair pasta, truffle, burnt angel food cake breadcrumbs). The last course is composed of meat entrees as per typical Italian style, with options like Breastiny's Child, a veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, and goat yogurt or the Drunk in Love with negroni short rib, beef heart salad, and farro gremalata. Don't forget to add some Beyonce-ified sides such as the Diva is a female version of a brusstla (which we're assuming means brussel sprouts).
Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.
Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.
Fashionistas, designers, photographers, models and more are flocking to Manhattan for the chicest event in America: New York Fashion Week. As per tradition, a Fashion Plate Prix Fixe (which is open to everyone), will ensure nary a stylish body will go hungry.
Starting Thursday, February 6, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Square will showcase designer big wigs like Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors' new collections. Meanwhile peckish guests can enjoy sumptuous meals from 28 different participating restaurants at an unbeatable deal. On the list are culinary hot spots like A Voce, Arpeggio Food & Wine, Le Boite en Bois, and 'wichcraft. Most eateries are providing a two or three course meal for around $30, while others are also offering signature cocktails or aperatifs in honor of the special occasion.
Rising up to the top of Boston’s trendy Back Bay area lies an exclusive gem in the city. When you glide up 52 floors in the elevator of the Prudential Center, you know you’ve made it to the top. The Top of the Hub, that is.
This elite venue portrays class and sophistication through divinely gourmet cuisine and breathtaking views of Beantown’s one-of-a-kind backdrop. Top of the Hub’s menu offers a delicious selection of American cuisine with Californian and Asian influences, putting prominence on “fresh regional seafood.”
Happy National fondue day!!!
Fondue, which comes from the French word fondre, is a European dish of melted cheese or chocolate in a communal pot the (caquelon) where different items, ranging from fruit to crusty breads, are used as a vehicle to dip and savor. We've rounded up a few of NYC's finest fondue spots!Taureau NYC
"There are 18,000 restaurants in New York City.
Every year more than 1,000 new restaurants open.”
You’ve heard of Café Moto, right? Maybe you haven’t, but you’ve definitely heard of Le Cirque, Daniel, and Union Square Café. Well, could you imagine opening up a restaurant in New York City and having to go up against these culinary legends?
Valentine's Day is a day for love and romance, but more importantly, it is a day where you can stuff your face with chocolates, baked goods, and wine without judgement. So we're rounding up some of the most delightful, sexy, and lush sweets and other treats just in time for your V Day celebrations!
This luxurious chocolate brand is celebrating Valentine's Day with an exquisite collection of dark chocolate offered in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Our favorite Armani/Dolci treat this year is their 16-piece praline set. This set features an assortment of refined dark chocolate pralines with unique flavors like saffron cream, coffee gianduja, blueberry cream, and Italian chili pepper. Sets are priced at $38 each.